"Of the many RTI materials published today, this one is user friendly and so much broader in scope. Written in clear and understandable yet professional language, this excellent book is appropriate for all K–12 educators and administrators."
"The book presents a nice combination of research and practice."
Carol H. McClain
"Straightforward presentationon a hot topic."
"Offers a unique organization of key concepts and addresses current implementation issues with integrity. The strategies, suggestions, and tips contribute to the overall 'reader-friendliness' of the book. The comparison/contrast of the problem-solving and standard treatment protocol approaches is well written and provides the reader information with which to determine the best approach for his or her students, school, or district."
"A fine recommendation for any teacher who would incorporate RTI into the classroom."
William N. Bender began his career by teaching eighth- and ninth-grade students in the public schools. He worked in higher education for 28 years and published over 60 research articles and 24 books in education. He specializes in instructional strategies for all students and is recognized as a national leader on instructional tactics, response to intervention, and differentiated instruction. Dr. Bender believes his job is to inform audiences across the nation of innovative, up to date information, based on current applied research. Dr. Bender received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of North Carolina and currently consults with schools and districts in the United States and Canada.
Cara Shores began her career as a special education teacher and taught children in both pullout and inclusive classrooms. Shores has trained thousands of teachers and administrators across the United States on practical strategies for inclusion, co-teaching, and increasing achievement for all students through differentiated instruction and RTI. She provides regional and national training for the Council for Exceptional Children. She is co-author of Response to Intervention: A Practical Guide for Every Teacher.Shores now serves as the president of Wesley Educational Services. She received her master’s degree and educational specialists’s degree from the University of West Georgia and has served as student support services coordinator and district director of special education.
Preface: An Open Letter to Educators vii
About the Authors xi
About the Contributors xii
Response to Intervention 1
Implementation of a Standard Treatment Protocol Response to Intervention 21
Implementation of a Problem-Solving Response to Intervention 47
Implementing RTI to Meet the Needs of All Learners 67
Will RTI Work? Ongoing Questions 91
RTI Needs Assessment 111
Georgia Pyramid of Intervention 117
List of Scientifically Validated Curricula and Other Resources 119
RTI Summary and Observation Forms 127
Where Do General Educators Find the Time to Do RTI? 131
Using Response to Intervention for Inappropriate Behavior 135